How to improve your bike-handling

Practising essential bike-handling skills is just as important as increasing your fitness levels

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It is sometimes taken for granted that once a cyclist reaches a competent level, their bike-handling skills are good enough. Not true.

No matter how good you think you are on the bike, you can always improve to become both faster and safer.

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Paul Knott is a fitness and features writer, who has also presented Cycling Weekly videos as well as contributing to the print magazine as well as online articles.  In 2020 he published his first book, The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide (Welbeck), a guide designed to help readers improve their cycling performance via cherrypicking from the strategies adopted by the pros.